Sabian Symbols: Woman feeding chickens
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Libra 7 (6° - 7°)
GUARDING AGAINST ATTACK
Every light initiative is met by some form of shadow, which often takes the form of an angry response from an unawakened person
A mind clear enough to re-create is a passionate force in the world and must necessarily generate an equal and opposite force of resistance, which will attempt to thwart its purposes by any means possible. Hence the likes of Jesus, Gandhi and Luther King are strongly resisted - yet also Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot. In fact as we notice that we come up against strong antipathy we may then know we have developed a strong mind. We must guard against these opposition forces, which very often take the form of collective disgruntlement and confused noncooperation rather than specific honourable challenge, yet certainly amount to an attack.
A WOMAN FEEDING CHICKENS AND PROTECTING THEM FROM THE HAWKS
A woman feeding chickens and protecting them from the hawks
It is intelligent to protect ourselves from the dangers than inevitably surround us
We need to protect ourselves from the intrusive forces of that which is undesirable, including certain aspects of Nature. Hawks eat chickens unless we stop them. In this metaphor, we are the chickens and strangers and unfriendly people are the potential hawks.
Life is very complex, and there are serious negative consequences if we lack the ability to administer our own interests with due diligence and aptitude.
What is of value must be nurtured, protected from harm, and fully supported on all levels of need.
Yet always a conscious balance must be struck between conserving natural order and promoting the development of what we aspire towards.
Inevitably a cooperative collaboration – as between man and Nature – produces the best outcome.
Expressing the spiritual quality of shrewdness shows that we have a keen understanding of how best diplomatically to reconcile the various forces operating around us, and optimising our strategies in order to survive and prosper. Certain aspects need feeding, others must be denied.
These challenges stimulate an individual soul – inspiration brings out creative ways to deal with whatever comes up, and then becomes a resource that sponsors improvements in our general appreciation of the richness of life.